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    In this Web Extra, find out why shares of Credit Suisse and ConocoPhillips popped while Big Lots dropped. What's the trade?

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    Stocks snapped a two-day slide on Wednesday largely due to optimism about insurance firms and retailers.

  • Barry James calls himself "a bear with a bull mask on." The president of James Advantage Funds believes the market has bottomed, and the time is right for investors to get back into the stock market. He also thinks the rally will continue...

  • David Sowerby is a firm believer in the power of "the micro-aspects of individual companies."  The chief market analyst of Loomis Sayles says that power will ultimately triumph over the lack of investor confidence and over mis-guided government policies.

  • This school of investing is the one thing working in this market.

  • But are they enough?

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Morgan Stanley and Freeport-McMoRan popped while Liz Claiborne and US Bancorp dropped.

  • Due to the real estate downturn, retailers are able to expand and open new stores in places where renting land would once have been almost impossible.

  • The big story this morning is not the ADP report, which was bad, but the Chinese economy. Commodities are higher as Chinese February PMI rose for a 3rd month to 49, the highest since September.

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    Discount retailers are some of the few investments that work right now, but that doesn't include the whole group.

  • At yesterday's Power Lunch town hall, there was some good debate on whether buy and hold pays off in the long run.  Here is some of the analysis that fueled the discussion...

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    Many retailers saw weak sales as consumer spending largely dried up after the holiday season.

  • Stocks shot up like a rocket in the final hour of trading, shrugging off earlier losses triggered by the biggest monthly job loss in 34 years and the highest percentage of delinquent mortgages on record.

  • Stocks turned mixed in afternoon trading, shrugging off earlier losses triggered by the biggest monthly job loss in 34 years and the highest percentage of delinquent mortgages on record.

  • Stocks fell sharply Friday after the biggest monthly job loss in 34 years and the highest percentage of delinquent mortgages on record.

  • Stocks fell sharply Friday after the biggest monthly job loss in 34 years.

  • Stocks snapped their best five-day winning streak in 75 years with a resounding crack, giving back more than half the gains in one session.

  • Stocks pulled back Monday after logging their best five-day streak in 75 years last week.

  • Stocks pulled back Monday after logging their best five-day streak in 75 years last week.

  • The S&P 500 had its fourth worst 2-day loss in history today, losing over 100 points since Election Day.